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    December 4, 2011
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i replay the games even now today. i like to watch the games we played because the laker team back then, show time was so dynamic and fast. we played the game so fast. it is beautiful to watch. >> it was a great, great basket and a salute you, magic. been a pleasure. >> thank you for having me. >> good to see you. >> you too. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> thank you. >> been a pleasure. >> thank you for having me. >> good to see you. >> you, too. well, good sunday morning to you all on this december 4. i'm t.j. hoempts welcome to you all. and a special hello to our military men and women watching us now on the american forces network. thank you for being here, and thank you for what you do. let's get you started now on what was another night of evictions for occupy protesters. we'll tell you the latest spot where authorities are clearing out a park full of demonstrators. also, those high winds in southern california still causing all kinds of problems. all this damage creating a fire
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threat as well this morning. reynolds wolf standing by. he'll be here in a moment with the latest from there and all over the country. and herman cain is out. so who's in the best position to take iowa and maybe even take some of his supporters? we've got new poll numbers out. going give us some clues. let's get through some of the morning's headlines now. police in riot gear swept into a portland park kicking out occupy protesters overnight. a number of them were arrested. they had set up camps there after being kicked out of another park by police a few weeks ago. after police cleared the park, city workers came through, tore down all the tent. while they were doing that, the occupy protesters roamed the streets looking for a new place to set up.
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one of the reasons that i ran for president of the united states was such that i could change washington, d.c., from the inside. plan b is that we are going to have to change it from the outside. [ cheers ] >> yeah. he moved on to plan b because plan a didn't work out so well, that is becoming president. herman cain is now out, announcing that he's suspending his presidential campaign, that means he can still raise money and do some campaigning out there. essentially he is out of the race. said he's going to make an announcement soon about who he's going to be endorsing. he says that decision will be made in the next couple of days. meanwhile, mitt romney has a new endorsement. it comes from the sioux city "journal" newspaper in iowa. the paper said romney is the
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candidate best prepared to lead the country. newt gingrich -- who cares about the endorsement of a newspaper when you've got these numbers. brand new "des moines register" poll, newt gingrich out front with 25%. paul at 18%, romney third with 16%. the poll comes with the iowa caucus just about a month away. also, voters across russia going to the polls to vote in parliamentary elections. this is seen as a key test for the prime minister, vladimir putin, and his party. he's planning to run again next year. if his party loses the local races, it could complicate some of his plans. three minutes past the hour now. and uncomfortable to watch? that's what an attorney for one of jerry sandusky's alleged victims is saying about the former penn state coach's lengthy interview with "the new york times." we showed this to you first yesterday. take a look and a listen. >> if i say no, i'm not attracted to boys, that's not
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the truth because i'm attracted to young people, boys, girls -- >> yeah but not sexually. you're attracted because you enjoy spending time -- >> right, i enjoy. i enjoy spending time with young people. i enjoy spending time with people. i mean, my two favorite groups are the elderly and the young. >> you heard a voice there in the background off camera. that was sandusky's lawyer. he was trying to prompt his client, helping him answer the question. listen to the reaction to that from attorneys for two of the alleged victims. >> any argument that these men now are making any of this up is really weak. >> his answer was really no different, frankly, than the answer that he gave before. and the sad part from his perspective, if we want to look at it from that perspective, that his lawyer had to intervene and give him advice as to how to
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answer the question. he won't have that luxury in a courtroom. >> sandusky's accused of molesting at least eight boys and is free on $100,000 bail right now. thousands of homes out in southern california are still without electricity after the area took a pounding from this weekend's santa ana winds. people are being warned to look out for fires now. fire alert for the area, in effect until later this morning. authorities say those gusting santa ana winds could spread fires pretty quickly. workers are still trying to clear up debris, still trying to get the power back on in a number of places. let's turn to reynolds wolf at five past the hour. you were telling me they had to deal with them at least through the day yesterday. are these winds dying down a bit? >> they may drop a bit, maybe late sunday. for the most part, a good part of the day today, it's going to be pretty much a big force. then it will be back as we make our way into monday and tuesday. take a look at yesterday in terms of strong winds. in chilao, 64 mile-per-hour
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gusts. others from 40 to 50 miles per hour. tropical storm-force winds. we'll see those again today. in the afternoon, they may drop a little in intensity and pop up again into monday and tuesday. in fact, as you look at the forecast, here's what we have for you. all that wind coming in from parts of the four corners. what's interesting is if you had more of a prevailing wind coming from catalina island and rolling toward palos verde, you would have the influence of that cold, nice california current. a lot of that moist air, too, and higher humidity. not the case this time. everything coming from the dry regions and sweeping through. humidity is going to be very, very low. if you ever spent time in southern california and you happened to walk through hollywood, you look up in the hills and see the sign. the hills are kind of a brownish color. you have a lot of vejtation up there, a lot of dry grasses. any fire could spread very
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quickly. perfect tinder. that could be a major issue into the san gabriels. wind gusts today, anywhe dwhere 40 to 60 miles per hour, dropping in the afternoon and popping back up into monday and tuesday. downed trees and power lines could be a major problem. that's not the only weather problem, no. snow is still figure to be an issue for parts -- still going to be an issue for parts of the rockies. with warmer air ahead of it, you're not going to have an issue of snow in the northeast. but in t.j. homes' home state of arkansas, rain could be a problem. this is going to be just crawling through parts of central arkansas which means when you have the heavy rain that's coming down in a lot of the low-lying areas and spots where you have poor drainage, water will pond up and flash flooding will be an issue. temperatures will be fairly mild for the eastern seaboard, washington, d.c., with 58. 55 in new york. boston, love the red sox.
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40 in kansas city. 23 in denver. 63 in san francisco. and 39 in albuquerque. all right. you're up to speed. let's send it back to you. >> all right. you know these stories just -- they freak me out a little bit. about stuff falling from space. >> there's a good reason, though. totally warranted to be freaked out by large metal objects falling from space. >> you always tell me, though, that the chances of getting hit are just so small. >> very small. >> very small. still, debris from space maybe comes through this man's roof in massachusetts. we have pictures. the guy thought it may have fallen from a passing airplane. turns out that's not really the case. so he thought maybe higher up into space. but a texas man saw the story and says he may have solved the mystery. said a similar object fell through his roof after breaking off a piece of construction equipment. where is this coming from? where is this stuff -- come on. >> you have to remember that up in space you have all kinds of stuff that's been there for ages
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-- when i say ages, talking about sputnik in the '50s and pioneer that we sent up and nasa sent up there, and a lot of countries sent things up into space. they eventually fall out of orbit. i have to give you inside baseball and although i am cuckoo for cocoa puffs, i am not -- but thursday night i'm driving through the carolinas for a story, and we saw a streak across the sky -- >> stop, reynolds. >> i'm not kidding you. you know how you see the falling stars that pop -- this was up there for at least a good on one 1,000, two 1,000 -- >> i'm not talk -- >> something weird. it was a great meteorite that went across the sky. just saying, happened at the same time, never know. >> the meteorologist happened to see it. >> that's right, that's right.
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[ electronic beeping ] [ male announcer ] still getting dandruff? neutrogena® t/gel shampoo defeats dandruff after just one use. out. el shampoo. it works. neutrogena®. good morning, atlanta, georgia. 11 minutes past the hour. that's the town where it all started for herman cain. yes, today looks like this is where it all ended for herman cain. yes, you remember he started out as herman who, then became the republican front-runner. been a heck of a roller coaster ride for herman cain, who's bowing out of the race. we have a look at just how we got here. i came here to declare my
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candidacy for the republican nomination for president of the united states! >> reporter: as he launched his campaign for president ukraine crane was the little-known businessman stepping on a big stage. >> you've never been electeded to any office. what qualifies you to become president of the united states? >> business skills. >> reporter: as a former conservative talk show host and e ex-ceo of god father's pizza, h was the subject of controversy -- >> would you be comfortable appointatiing a muslim to your cabinet -- >> no, and i will tell you why. it is an attempt to ease sharia law and the faith into our government -- >> reporter: he pressed on impressing voters in republican debates. soon enough his candidacy added up to 9-9-9. >> i'm offering to fix this
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economy starting with, as you know, my 9-9-9 plan. >> reporter: his plan for a 9%, corporate, and sales tax was both criticized for its simplicity and hailed as a campaign marketing coup. ♪ >> reporter: all of a sudden, conservatives were jump aboard the cain train. then cain shocked the political establishment, pulling off a stunning upset win in a straw poll in florida. >> what they're showing here in florida, it's absolutely critical in terms of getting more team to take a look at herman cain and my campaign. and to become believers that this long shot could indeed become a short shot. >> reporter: before long, polls were showing the man supporters called the hermanator was smoking, and so was his campaign manager in this viral video. >> the reason that i'm rising in the polls is because i'm connecting with the people. i am offering more specific, clear solutions than anybody else. >> reporter: then a crisis.
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>> two people that you won't tell me who they are -- >> reporter: the news site politico reported herman cain had been accused of sexual harassment during his time as head of the national restaurant association. one of his accusers stepped forward. >> mr. cain said, "you want a job, right?" i asked him to stop, and he did. >> reporter: cain denied the accusations and kept fighting. he predicted more allegations would follow, and they did. ginger white told an atlanta tv station she had a 13-year affair with cain. a claim he also denied. >> i'm not proud. i didn't want to come out with this, i did not. >> reporter: suddenly the man behind 9-9-9 was 50/50 on staying in the race. >> well are you vowing to stay in this race? is that your message -- >> we are reassessing and re-evaluating. >> reporter: until his final answer. >> as of today with a lot of prayer and soul searching, i am
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suspending my presidential campaign. >> reporter: without question ukraine crane h -- herman cain had an impact on the race, placing 9-9-9 front and center in this crane. now it's an -- in this campaign. now it's not issue without a godfather. jim acosta, cnn washington. >> herman cain is out. the jokes not going to stop, though. "saturday night live" was all over this one last night. take a look. >> what i want everyone to know is i love my wife. we are close to each other as any couple that i have ever known. so four days after these allegations came out, i scheduled an appointment to talk to her. >> that's when you talk good the affair? >> no one said anything about an affair. come on! i am innocent until proven guilty. that's what this country is all about. if i can't have that, i might as
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well move to la-bib-ia. >> do you mean libya? >> no, i think i mean la-bib-ia. you know, the momo ka-dofi place. >> no, that's definitely libya. >> hold on. let me figure this out in my head a little bit. >> we will have more on the serious side of herman cain's decision in a bit. we have our political players, lenny and maria here, in atlanta, will be in studio. stick around for them. and at 16 past the hour, if you get unemployment benefits, should you give something in return? one lawmaker says yes, you should give your time. we'll explain. menu. for convertibles, press star one. i didn't catch that. to speak to a representative, please say representative now. representative. goodbye!
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church in the job network ministry. getting motivated, getting out in the morning, learning new things, meeting people. serving folks, getting new stuff on your resume is only positive. when you help serve other people and charities, only good can come of it. >> still, it's a state-sanctioned motivation. shouldn't people have the right and make the decision for themselves what they want to get out and do? >> that may be true. unfortunately, we're in unprecedented times. we need to get people back into the work force, as you know. there's a record number of people who have given up on looking for work. we need to get folks back in there, and we as a government want to do the best we can to provide that environment. >> what makes you think this would pass the legal test that you could require this, people pay in, employers here in this state, pay in to the unemployment insurance that goes out for folks? what makes you think you could legally attach this condition? >> well, i think if you look back in history, the wpa and thing that were done back during the time of the great depression, we can put those same practices during the great recession. i believe there is some legal
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precedents to do that, and i think we have to challenge the status quo. we have to do things differently. we have to do them better. >> a lot of people say, wait a minute. and you're -- how did you come up with 24 hours? it's 24 hours a week that would be required to volunteer. that is a huge chunk of time for someone trying to find a job. how did you settle on that amount of hours? >> i would be three days a week is a really good amount of time. you think about this -- most people find work when they're already working. so we already know that you can work a full-time job and find new work. to give back what would be three days a week worth of business time, not total time but business time i think is more than reasonable. >> that business time, a lot of people argue, i could be using time to find another job. we all know, certainly in these times and georgia has had a higher unemployment rate than the nation for quite some time now, it's a full-time job to find a job. >> what a better way to find a job than to be working, have something on your resume, finding new skills and meeting new people? 20 minutes past the hour now. a lot of people, you may be one,
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have a horrific tsa story. not always the most pleasant experience. now an 84-year-old grandmother says she was industriactually s searched by the tsa. she was trying to get to florida. listen to this. >> do i look like a terrorist? i'm going to be 85, and i weigh 103 pounds. >> that's her side. the tsa is telling a very different story. we want your reaction to this. also maybe some of your own screening horror stories. and wap to bring you a low-priced medicare prescription drug plan. ♪ with the lowest national plan premium... ♪ ...and copays as low as one dollar... ♪ ...saving on medicare prescriptions is easy. ♪ so you're free to focus on the things that really matter. call humana at 1-800-808-4003.
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24 minutes past the hour now on this cnn sunday morning. we'll look at the stories across the country, and we start in southern california.
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five high-ranking members of the afghan military and its security forces are at the marines' camp pendleton base, getting up to date on marine training techniques. the u.s. military is set to pull out of afghanistan in 2014. the brass is expected to be at camp pendleton for another week. [ cheers ] soldiers gets a rousing welcome from family and friends at ft. hood in texas. when you've been gone for month at a time in a war zone, one kiss from your daughter just isn't enough. >> can i have another kiss -- one more kiss? one more. one more. thank you. and in a denver shopping mall -- >> have you been good this year? >> a special santa with the ability to speak in sign language. the way he learned how to do it, a bit special. >> last year there was two boys asked how i learned sign language. i told them that santa had two elves that were deaf, and they showed santa. you should have seen the look on their faces that there's deaf elves. you know, it was like, that was
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my favorite moment. >> and that also has to be our special cross country moment, as well. all right. at 25 minutes past the hour, let's turn to the story of an 84-year-old woman who says she was hurt and humiliated by the tsa. she now plans to sue. lenora zimmerman says security screeners at jfk took her into a private room and performed a strip search tuesday after she requested a pat-down. the tsa confirms it did a private screening, but the agency said it did not do a strip search. >> i have a defibrillator, so i don't go through the machines. i asked them to pat me down. >> uh-huh. >> or use the wand. don't i look like a terrorist? i'm going to be 85 years old, and i weigh 103 pounds. they strip searched me. >> now, the tsa did put out a
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spans say, and i quote, "while we regret that the passenger feels she had an unpleasant screening experience, the tsa does not include strip searches as part of our security protocols, and one was not conducted in this case." zimmerman told the new york "daily news" the tsa is lying about the strip search in order to protect itself. what do you think about this case? do you think she was strip searched? do you have your own screening stories? i want to hear them this morning. you know where we are, we have the blog. cnn.com/tj. i'm already having conversations with some of you on twitter. it stays up here next to me at the desk, i'm at @tjholmes, and you know where to find us on facebook. we'd like what you think, and we know you have tsa stories. lord knows, i have a few, as well. as we get close to the bottom of the hour, occupy the office? protesters moving inside. we'll check that out.
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and the fallout from herman cain's decision. our friends maria cardona and lenny mccallister, they're not just standing by somewhere in some studio, no, no, they're right here. look at them, trying to fake like they're having a real conversation. good job, guys. good to have you in studio. we'll talk to them in a second. ♪ ♪ it's easy to see what subaru owners care about. that's why we created the share the love event. get a great deal on a new subaru and $250 goes to your choice of 5 charities. with your help, we can reach $20 million dollars by the end of this, our fourth year.
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at just past the bottom of the hour on this cnn sunday morning, welcome back. let me get you caught up on some of the stories making headlines. a third victim has been identified in the alleged craigslist killings in ohio. police say 56-year-old man by the name of ralph geiger was found in a shallow grave. one of three men police believe killed after answering an ad for a job that was posted on craigslist. a 16-year-old high school sophomore is facing murder charges in this case. also, five world war ii vets from colorado returning to where it all began for americans.
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pearl harbor. more than 16 million americans served in the war. the department of veterans affairs estimated earlier this year that about two million still living. for many of these americans, pearl harbor, the site of the japanese attack on december 7, is sacred ground. >> it's hard to put it into words. >> quite an experience. >> i didn't want to talk about it for a long time. but some of those saved the freedom that they have today. >> oh, yeah. >> can't tell you exactly how i feel. kind of overwhelming to be able to make this trip, that i kind of feel like i won the lottery. >> i get very emotional when i read the names and think about these 19 and 20-year-olds that are buried there. >> it's moving. >> the greatest generations organization is sponsoring the trip for the veterans.
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wednesday is the 70th anniversary of the attack. well, donald trump getting the thumbs down from two republican presidential candidates. ron paul has released a statement calling the late december debate being moderated by trump a distraction and says he will not attend. paul's campaign chairman says trump's -- this will contribute to "an unwanted, circus-like atmosphere." a spokesman for jon huntsman says he's not taking part in the debate either. we turn now some of the other presidential candidates. mitt romney picked up a key endorsement from the "sioux city journal" saturday while an iowa poll placed newt gingrich and ron paul on top. 25% of those polled put their support behind gingrich. two percentages separate paul and romney. in august, another iowa poll, just look how far we've come.
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michele bachmann, the ames straw poll there. you may remember ron paul came in second and tim pawlenty, he placed third. a lot of changes in a few months. and we've seen another big change yesterday, herman cain getting out. we have our good friends, democratic strategist maria core dona and republican strategist lenny mccallister. we got one guy out of the race, but how did the race change? was he enough of a facto that we're at the same place we were yesterday anyway? >> i think the only way that herman cain is going to continue to be relevant is the announcement of who he's going to endorse. because we have to admit he does have supporters. and who he throws his support behind, i think is going to tell his supporters who they think that herman cain wants them to support. and it could be rick perry, it could be newt gingrich. >> does he have enough supporters to sway or to help a
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candidate really rise in this race? >> he did. but that was before newt gingrich got this way. a lot of the cain supporters started jumping off the train when the allegations first came out. now we'll see what the 8% does. the 8%'s enough to differentiate for iowa. is it enough to give a big bump through 2012, maybe not. may be enough for the january caucus at the beginning to set the stage for what we'll look like going into new hampshire and south carolina. >> and i will stand corrected here. with you guys, i will say it -- no problem because i was saying yesterday there's no way you have a grand opening and a grand closing on the same day. and that's exactly what we saw. you all give me -- i know what you were saying, that he would do this. a couple days later get out. but tell me your honest reaction when you heard that yesterday. >> i wasn't surprised. what else could he possibly do? he had no moral authority, he has no momentum, and he hasn't
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been able to be clear with anything over the last month to six weeks. so this was -- there was nothing else he could do other than try to suspend with grace and try to sunset this with grace. that's what he's going to try now. can i gracefully get out, make it seem like a triumphant ending? that's what he was doing with the speech. people couldn't figure out, is he getting out or staying in, because he built up his bio and then announced he was getting out. >> i agree i was not surprised. we talk good this yesterday, herman cain lives in his own political bizarre-o world. none of the rules apply to him. i think that goes for his staff, as well. they didn't know and don't know how to run a presidential campaign. i think it was a good decision on his part, clearly great for his family, for him to just suspend his campaign. he just needs to say who he's going to support, who he's going to endorse, and then go away. >> we talk good there bizarre-o world, keep using that phrase. we did the story about the
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debate that donald trump is supposed to moderate. you're shaking your heads about that. like -- what -- is that just a show? >> this is what encourages democrats such as maria cardona. they say every time -- >> can you blame us? >> every time we want to take the republican party seriously, here's donald trump, here's somebody else -- >> as a republican, what do you think about it? >> it challenges credibility. here we are having serious debates about issues, candidates dropping off -- first it was pawlenty who had a lot of momentum until iowa. now you have cain who was on top. he's out. and now in the midst of this, you have donald trump coming in, kind of in a sarah palin kind of way, let me show my importance. you're fired, let's try to have this on another network, in primetime, et cetera. people look at this and say, how can you take these folks seriously, which is why a ron paul and jon hunt man said, you know, you can have a circus, i'll go someplace else until it leaves town. >> like a bad political reality show. the fact that -- >> probably a good description there. >> exactly. the fact donald trump is now
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moderating a debate just adds to that. and i have to say, i give kudos to ron paul and jon huntsman, my respect for them has risen as i'm sure the respect from other independent voters and other republicans, as well. because i -- you know, this is an opportunity for them, for ron paul and jon huntsman. as we know, we don't know what's going to happen. this political season has been one that no one can predict. and so who knows what can happen. jon huntsman can rise, ron paul can rise, who knows? >> the challenge is there's enough people within the conservative base, not necessarily republicans, but conservative base that hasn't been there for a while that came on with the tea party thattic that seriously. if you're a -- that take this seriously. if you're a candidate you may cast it off, but if you're in the middle of the pack, michele bachmann, newt gingrich who solidified a debate, can you blow it off? you see a newt gingrich that's going to go, romney that's going
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to go -- >> how much of this they feel like they need to show up and kiss the ring of donald trump? >> it's not his ring that they're kissing. it's the people that are going to be following it, the people in the politics aspects that weren't on board four years ago, that are on board now. you can't disengage them. if they don't come out, obama wins a second term. >> i completely think that it is the donald trump ring and that's how donald trump wants it and that's how he likes it. i don't understand why these republican candidates think that they need to go and kiss the ring of donald trump. >> it's the people that listen to donald trump -- >> but the majority of voters, i don't think, listen to donald trump. from a political standpoint. business standpoint, maybe. clearly he's a brilliant businessman. from a political standpoint he has zero credibility. >> he will draw people to the debate. people are going to pay attention to the debate. it will pack the house and people will watch it. that's the reason they have to make sure they're paying attention. >> this is why president obama's going to get re-elected. >> it's confusion that does help the president, absolutely.
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>> maria, lenny, thank you for being here. >> great to be here. thank you very much. you'll hear from them again this morning. we're at 40 minutes past the hour. getting back to the weather, we'll check in with reynolds wolf. look at this. would you believe this is in, yeah, arizona? it's not done yet. part of the state bracing for another round of snow. also a christmas surprise that wasn't dropped off by santa. a family finds a snake just hanging out in the christmas tree. stay with us. thank you so much, i appreciate it, i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money ? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. no nonsense. just people sense.
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♪ good morning. ah. memphis, tennessee. got a little elvis going for you this morning. ♪ >> good morning to you in memphis and all over the south. mid south. >> people don't realize what an
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elvis fan you are. >> i'm a huge fan. >> america, he's got two cats named elvis and priscilla. >> he does not lie, folks. >> it's true. >> reynolds is not lying with that story right there. reynolds never likewise anyway. good morning to you again. 43 minutes past the hour. we're talking snow in arizona. those two things don't seem to mix for the most part. getting snow out there. >> absolutely. the perception is when you think about arizona, most people think about scottsdale, the cactus, you think about the sand everywhere, the mountains. you don't think about the snow. believe it or not, arizona has a lot of snow, toward flagstaff. one of the snowiest spots in north america. yesterday they had plenty of snow. you see the trucks really getting their -- i've got to tell you, in many ways it's a good thing for road crews, it gets them ready for a long winter ahead. this is certainly the first wintry blast they've had. >> this is a good thing -- >> just -- you got to go ahead and get ready. you have to grease the skids because it is going to be a very long winter for a lot of people in the rockies especially and parts of arizona where you have, of course, the higher
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elevations, near flagstaff. got to get your rep in, get ready. >> that's a good way of looking at it. >> it's unavoidable, we'll have a long winter. there is better news for arizona. that is that snow will begin to fade a bit. we still see snow that is popping up in places like big sky country and back up into the northern rockies. ski country. those guys going to be ecstatic, it's been great for them. we're going to see the focus of that precipitation actually move a little bit more toward the east. in fact, you take a look t frontal boundary, i'm always blown away by how expansive these things happen to be. look at this nice thing we have here. let's go from about detroit, clear down to houston, texas. 1,280 miles. that is the distance that you have to follow this from one end to another in terms of the size of this system, the storm. if you look here in a few pockets like near oklahoma city, you're going to see a lot of precipitation pop up. anywhere where you happen to see the yellows, greens, even some of the orange spots, the heaviest stuff. guess what, it has got a bead right over parts of arkansas.
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arkansas is going to see a lot of rain. it's going to be falling for 36 hours. with that potential, you could have flash flooding. keep that in mind. to our friends in arkansas. here's the rainmaker, the frontal boundary. a slow crawl. not an issue for much of the eastern seaboard. mix of sunshine and clouds. beautiful day for you in atlanta. the wind is going to be surging around the area of high pressure. with it, the southerly -- the pressure will be building in. snow for the central rockies and the great basin, high pressure is building in. as we wrap things up, a quick shot of temperatures nationwide. 40 the high in kansas city. 25 in billings, big sky country, how beautiful you are. 63 in san francisco. 39 in albuquerque. 56 in new york. 76 in new orleans, beautiful, too. 80 in tampa. all right, t.j., after professing my love for the big sky country and montana and your love for elvis presley, let's pitch it back to you. >> a lot of love this morning. thank you. you got your christmas tree up? >> it is up, looks good. like a controlled disaster.
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we saw the girls put it up last night. ornaments heavy on one side. >> okay. nothing strange in the tree, i assume, just yet? nothing like what this family found in their tree. take a look at this. we have an issue. and this is the issue. a snake in our christmas tree. don't let it touch me. >> a snake in the christmas tree. the -- you should see reynolds' face now. [ scream ] >> you see that? yes, we appreciate this from one of our ireporters. they found a little something in the tree. you know, surprises supposed to be under the tree. this is in north carolina. a few days ago, they found a tree -- they didn't believe the little girl. she came upfairs, hey, mom, dad, we've got an issue. they didn't believe it. then mom went down, shook the tree, it moved around. sure enough, there it is, it's been in their garage all year.
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the snake is named tinsel. >> in this world, we're all different. there are some people who prefer garlands on trees. some do like the silver tinsel. others go for the multicolored lights. this family -- snakes. >> well to each his and her own. thank you. we'll see reynolds plenty throughout the morning. we're a quarter of the top of the hour. and is this a good deal? eight years of marriage and at the end you get $154 million. this young woman and her huge divorce settlement have been the story in hong kong all week. you have got to hear this one. whoa.
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i'm worked up this morning. we're at ten off the top of the hour. "morning passport." eight years of marriage, you leave with $154 million. please explain. >> mr. lee was born in hong kong and was fortunate to be born to mr. tuck lee, a very, very wealthy father. inherited most of the money. his wife, miss tang, got a divorce settlement, as you said,
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of $154 million. which, by the way, is only 1/5 of what he's worth. less than 55% of what she asked for. >> okay. >> and there she is. quite pleased. she herself is a former attorney. >> okay. why that number? why did she -- i shouldn't use the word "deserve." why was she entitled? >> the marriage began to implode about four years ago when she got pregnant. he wanted her to have an abortion. she said, no, i am not having an abortion. she gave birth to a little girl who is 3 years old. mr. lee has only seen the child twice. i think that's grounds for divorce. >> wait. they were still married and living together -- >> they were still married. what happened was she got pregnant, he didn't want her to be pregnant. we're not sure if he was fewer kwo ious that it was a little girl up and not a boy. she refuses to have an abortion, gives birth to this beautiful little girl who's now a rich little girl. in the end, he alienates her,
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has an affair, which she finds out about. to say she deserves the $154 million, yes, i say she does. one of the properties in hong kong is worth about $33 million. in london, about $4 million. just memberships to the clubs in hong kong and london are about $6 million. she's got a yacht of about $6 million, a very eligible lady you might say -- >> what club are you a part of -- >> the jentrance fee is expensive. and the lawyer says she must carry on in the manner that she's become accustomed. mr. lee's father is mr. tuck lee. and earlier, mr. tuck lee, the man who's the head of prudential enterprises in hong kong and london, he had to grant his mistress multimillion dollars because he said she was his secretary and she proved she was his sexual partner. this is a story that has unfolded. at the end of the day she gets her $154 million, her daughter will be well set.
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and quite frankly, whether the daughter never sees mr. lee again, she'll be just fine. >> quickly, how are they reacting in hong kong? >> well, hong kong is considered the divorce capital of the world. but it's a lot of money. and also families like to keep their money in the family. so the fact miss tang has this amount of money is quite a coup. think about this, this is hardly the most amount of money anybody's got in a divorce. rules package rupert murdoch's wife got $1.7 million. 17 days later he married wendy dame. remember that one. and michael jordan, about $150 million, $160 million he had to settle. and tiger woods, only $100 million. >> only. >> yes, miss tang is in a good mood today. >> we're at seven minutes to the top of the hour. nadia, thank you very much. they've been kicked out, and now they're looking for a place to protest. occupy demonstrators in portland. they have now left a park there. they have their tents pulled
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down, thrown out. their story coming up.
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♪ i want to be a part of it new york new york ♪ good morning, new york city in the background. central park. seeing columbus circle there. new york city. good morning to you. good morning, everyone. good morning, portland, oregon. they saw a pretty interesting evening with the occupy movement there. they're looking for a new spot to demonstrate today. police in riot gear swept into the park where they had been set up and ordered them to get out. several occupy activists were arrested. they had set up camps there
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after being kicked out of another park by police a few weeks ago. after police cleared the park, city workers came through, tore down the tents. while they were doing that, the occupy protesters were roaming the streets trying to find another place to conduct their protests. and despite evictions and arrests across the country, occupy protesters say they are not giving up, and they are here to stay. they've moved from parks into offices. and we've got a look. >> reporter: zuccotti park is nearly all cleared out. but occupy head moas moved to p you probably wouldn't expect, including an office right off of wall street. >> you walk in, you get a name tag like this. is this occupy headquarters? >> not at all. this is one of our offices. because we don't have zuccotti park, we are spreading out our roursds so we can have people join us. working groups can continue to work and continue to plan. >> reporter: show us around. >> this is some of our working spaces. you see lots of occupier working
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here. we have some offices, helping people who were staying in the park who are now homeless. >> reporter: a copy machine, fax. >> as every office needs, we have our copy machine. >> look, rent in manhattan isn't cheap. how are you paying for this? >> we are not, it's donations. our office furniture was donated. our food still donated. our water's donated. >> reporter: so this stands out to me, we'll walk in here. what print media is saying about the movement today. they're posting stuff that we, the media, are putting out there. you're keeping an eye on us. >> of course. >> reporter: is it a more professional movement now? you've got an office. is it different you in? >> no, i don't think so. one of the things we're trying to reconcile is we're trying to show the world a different way of doing thing. and show we may be in an office space, we want to stay true to exactly who we are. >> reporter: there's no boss on this office floor? >> absolutely not. we are a movement without leadership. people oftentimes say, well, a
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bunch of anarchists can't run anything, they'll do whatever they want. nothing could be further from the truth in occupy wall street. we have layer upon layer upon layer upon layer of structure, regulations, guidelines. the difference is is that we as a people came one those. >> reporter: here right next to the new york stock exchange and the trump building is another public meeting area for occupy wall street where a lot of them have gone since zuccotti park got evicted. >> it's a little bit ironic, this is actually the lobby of a bank. but that actually makes it so much more important to us. >> reporter: is this base as important as your offices that we were in earlier? >> this space is much more important that's the office. >> reporter: why? >> because what you're seeing here is decisionmaking. i can't tell you what we're going to look like in a year. what i can say is that what you see around here is going to determine what we look like. >> now people are asking the question today, where will herman cain's supporters go? the other candidates are hoping
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the wind blows their way. we'll see who could be the big winner in the cain stakes. stay with me.
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well, good sunday morning to you all on this december 4. i'm t.j. holmes. thank you for spending part of the your weekend here with us. last night another night of evictions for occupy protesters. the latest spot where authorities are clearing out parks and also arresting demonstrators. also, herman cain is out of the race. who's in the best position to take his supporters, and also the best position to take iowa? voting starting in about a
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month. ever w we have new poll numbers that will give us some clues. shaq, superman, shaq diesel, what do you want to call them? the big shamrock. a lot of nicknames, but he is talking to me. and he's got a new book talking about the feud, yes, with kobe. he said it was all manufactured. we'll get to that in a second. here are some of the headlines you need to hear about. police in riot gear sweeping through a portland, oregon, park, taking out the occupy protesters. this happened overnight. a number of people were arrested. they had set up camps after being kicked out of another park by police a few weeks ago. after police cleared the park, city workers came through, tore down all the tents. while they were doing that, the occupy protesters roamed the streets trying to find another place to set up. one of the reasons that i ran for president of the united states was such that i could change washington, d.c., from the inside.
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plan b is that we are going to have to change it from the outside. [ cheers ] >> plan b is now in effect for herman cain. plan a didn't work out so much which was trying to be president. he announced yesterday that he is suspending his presidential campaign. his next big announcement will be about who he's endorsing. he says that decision will be made in the next couple of weeks. meanwhile, mitt romney, he has a new endorsement. this comes from the "sioux city journal" newspaper in iowa. the first major paper in iowa to pick a candidate. the paper says romney is the candidate who's best prepared to lead the country. but the people may differ with what the paper thinks. newt gingrich, he's got something to be smile being this morning. take a look at a brand new "des moines register" poll. shows gingrich out front with 25%. ron paul in second, mitt romney comes in third. this new poll comes with the iowa caucuses just a month away. also, uncomfortable to watch? that is what an attorney for one
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of jerry sandusky's alleged victims is saying about the former penn state coach's len h lengthy interview with "the new york times." we showed you this yesterday. take a look and listen for yourself. >> if i say no, i'm not attracted to young boys, that's not the truth because i'm attracted to young people, boys, girls -- >> yeah, but not sexually. you're attracted because you enjoy spending time -- >> right. i enjoy -- that's what i was trying to say -- >> answer that -- >> i enjoy spending time with young people. i enjoy people. my two favorite groups are the elderly and the young. >> you heard the voice in the background there, not seen on camera. it was his attorney jumping in, trying to essentially save his client at that moment. we had reaction to this from attorneys for two of the alleged victims. take a listen. >> any argument that these men now are making any of this up is
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really weak. >> his answer was really no different, frankly, than the answer that he gave before. and the sad part from his perspective, if we want to look at it from that perspective, that his lawyer had to intervene and give advice as who to see how to answer that question. he won't have that luxury in a courtroom. >> jerry sandusky is accused of molesting at least eight young boys. he's now free on $100,000 bail. all right. herman cain is out, but we have not heard the last from this now former candidate. shannon travis has been covering all things herman cain for quite some time. kind of a surreal moment out there yesterday, wasn't it? >> it was a bit of a surreal moment. i have been covering herman cain for the past year. i've never seen him like that. he was pretty fired up and defiant but also contrite in acknowledging the level of pain that this has caused him, for
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his family. he said for the entire country. >> let me stop you right this. this video is up here. >> okay. >> what was this moment like? everybody was watching this, and we saw him step off hand in hand with his wife. >> people erupted. the question in the crowd, in the press, too, was is gloria kaine going to show up? is she -- gloria cain going to show up? is she going to do a stand by my man as we've seen from political wives before. clearly, this was a show of support. he said, my wife is at peace with me, i am at peace with god. you can probably hear in the video that people were chanting, "gloria!" as a show of support for her. clearly the moment that they met the night before in this private meeting, the first face to face they had since the ginger while allegations happened was a potentially painful moment for them. but apparently looks like they resolved whatever they needed to resolve. and she came out with a show of support. >> plan a to be president. plan b, start a web site, that
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seems -- >> plan b to start a web site. the cain solution, he's still pushing the 9-9-9 plan, pushing greater economic freedom. still going to push energy independence. will he have as big a voice with the web site as he had the megaphone with the presidential race. probably not. but his supporters out there were yesterday saying we're with you every step of the way. we've talked to supporters in iowa and new hampshire. they're like, we're with him every step of the way. so his supporters will probably take a little while to figure out how they want to coalesce around them. eventually, t.j., they'll have to go and support someone else for president. >> even though his support has been dropping in the past few weeks, he still has enough supporters that it already looked like yesterday some of the candidates were jockeying for him. >> it's going to be the presidential primary sweepstakes for who wins herman cain's loyal rabid supporters. already we know that there have been overtures, nice, friendly overtures from the perry campaign. from the gingrich campaign, saying nice things about herman cain.
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get this -- i talked with the bachmann campaign yesterday. they said -- and not only have the bachmann and cain campaigns spoken, but a number of herman cain's supporters have told the -- the bachmann campaign that they would now be supporting her. it's according to the campaign. so it's going to be a really interesting thing to see who actually wins the supporters. he says that within the next few days, he'll be making an announcement. >> all right. shannon travis, a busy few months for you really. chasing this guy around. and it's not over yet. good to have you here in atlanta. thank you very much, my man. herman cain is out. not stopping the jokes. "saturday night live" jumped all over this last night. >> four days after the allegations came out, i talked to my wife.
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>> that's when you talk good the affair? >> no one said anything about an affair. come on! i am innocent until proven guilty. if i can't have that, i might as well move to la-bib-ia. >> do you mean libya? >> no, i -- i think i mean la-bib-ia. you know, the momo kadofi place. >> no, that's definitely libya. >> hold on, hold on now. slow down. >> okay. >> slow the road, seth meyer. let me figure this out in my head a little bit. >> you know what, reynolds, we've been there. sometimes you have to collect your thoughts. >> absolutely. yeah. certainly. and you know, i wish there was some way we could correct the situation in parts of southern california. you saw people out this, thousands without power at this time. it looks like the winds will continue again today. there's a chance that winds could get up to 40, 50, even 60 miles per hour. nice and loud winds. i'll tell you what, we'll also see heavy snow in parts of the country, too. we'll have more coming up in a few minutes. >> all right, reynolds,
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ten minutes past the hour. look at what the santa ana winds have been doing out in southern california. reynolds has been telling me the past couple of days now, these things are not done just yet. and now we've got a fire threat associated with some of these winds now. >> yeah. you got two things. you've got not only the strong winds, but you have the really low humidity. we're talking humidity that's going to be less than 10%. and the wind, t.j., is just basically a means of moving the fire along from tree to tree, from point to point. that is if a fire happens to be set. this is the smallest thing, could be a spark from, say, a lawnmower, any small thing. the dry grasses out there, it goes up. certainly rough. they've had fires in southern california, in that area, for millions of years. i mean, it's part of the landscape. the trees there, the bristles, where you have the pinecones open up, they're heat resistant. you have land out there that is
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-- even plants used to dealing with the conditions. they're not used to dealing with the strong wind, especially people out there, when the have the wind roaring through, it causes tree damage. look at the damage at the gas station. and widespread power outage, as you mentioned. when we're talking about the wind, it doesn't mean it's going to be an absolute constant. there will be a break in the action, especially into the afternoon. then it will ramp up into monday, possibly tuesday, maybe portions of wednesday. it's what you have to deal with when you're in california. >> the rest of the country, midsection of the country, you got an issue. >> ratemaker. the snow is going to die down in the four corners. we'll show you the story. the rain is going to move to parts of the nation's midsection into the southeast. it's going to give you all kinds of flooding possibilities into parts of arkansas. but when you get to california again, just dry. it's just -- dry as can be. humidity, we're talking single digits. the wind coming right from the desert southwest, roaring through. we have the critical fire danger, monday and tuesday. you might want to fold wednesday this there, too. i'm thinking by wednesday, we'll see a sea breeze that's going to
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develop. by wednesday afternoon, humidity comes up. the winds should die down. that's good news. we have 30 seconds or so to show what else is happening around the country. remember we were talking about arkansas, the chance of flooding there. there's the reason why. take a look. frontal boundary. it's not going to be a quick mover. it's going to crawl across the state of arkansas which means you're going to have rain that's going to pile up. some places could see from three, maybe four inch of rainfall. poor drainage spots, you could have issues with ponding on roadways. with that, there's also the potential of flash flooding in many places, memphis, west memphis, you might have problems, too. keep an eye out for that. that's the latest update on your forecast. we have a lot more to share throughout the morning. now, t.j., back to you. >> reynolds, hold on for this next one. 13 minutes past the hour. we are running out of scotch. we have a shortage of scotch going on, yes, talking about whiskey here, reynolds. the industry -- this is the good news -- the industry is doing
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really well. that sounds great, right? it may be doing too well. exports up so high to asia and south america that the rest of us may suffer for it here in the u.s. and you know you can't just go make more of this stuff. takes at least ten years to age a good scotch. you got to wait on the stuff. so we have a shortage of scotch. i don't want to cause a panic here, folks. just trying to give you the news. at 14 minutes past the hour, you remember that whole shaq versus kobe thing? it was all made up. [ dad ] i love this new soup. it's his two favorite things in one... burgers and soup. did you hear him honey? burgers and soup. love you. they're cute. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. so i used my citi thank you card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? we talked about getting a diamond. but with all the thank you points i've been earning...
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18 minutes past the hour. when you think about one of the best basketball duos of all time, no doubt shaq and kobe will come to mind. after the way they parted company in l.a., people think it's safe to say they're not fond of each other. well, don't believe everything you hear, at least says shaq. he's coming clean about the relationship they had in a book, "shaq uncuts." talked to about his book and the situation between him and kobe that he says wasn't really a situation at all. you understand why people are fascinated or love the topic of you and kobe? >> of course. >> why? why do you think they do? >> because i knew what i was doing when i created the whole thing. >> what were you doing? >> just getting people to tune in. >> he's still a friend of yours? >> he'd stay sufficient, i'd stay sufficient.
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i don't have personal quarrels because the task was accomplished. we won three out of four. when you talk about laker gre s greats, you will hear those names. period, exclamation point. a lot of people who work together don't really get along. beatles, for example. didn't get along, but the greatest group ever. that's all we want, the greatest duo ever. >> you think you have it, greatest you do now? i think so. people say magic and kareem. but we can play them two on two any time they want. >> love to see that match-up. that's a tease. the conversation did not end there. whi asked why he chose to come clean and was he surprised by the controversy about the book because of the people he went after. stay with us. of any small business credit card. the spark card earns double miles... so we really had to up our game. with spark, the boss earns double miles on every purchase, every day. that's setting the bar pretty high.
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23 minutes past the hour now. and we'll continue our conversation with shaquille o'neal. sat down with him about his book called "shaq uncut." he went after a few people in this book. i asked what exactly he hoped to accomplish by writing it, and if he ever think he could ever just retire and go away quietly. what was your number-one goal in getting this book out and getting your voice out? what was the one thing you wanted out? >> just to give people the proper information because like i said, a lot of stuff has been documented, but it's been documented by them. now it's being documented by me. this is what happened, and this is how it happened. and "shaq uncut," didn't hold nothing back. this is my last and final book. then i'll go off and do something else. >> what do you think you cleared up do you think you cleared something up -- >> i don't know. i talk about my childhood. i talk about why i am the way i am. i talk about why i'm so hard.
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talk about why i'm so humble. so, you know, you may see me, you may see certain thing, and you may think that you know me. now i'm giving more insight. >> anything surprise you or disappoint you in some of the criticism that has come out? oh, he said this about this person, shaq seems like she's going to take care of shaq, make sure he takes parting shots. is anything that did come out, did it bother you at all? >> no. no. criticism doesn't -- that doesn't bother me, especially like if you -- like if you have never done it. and in this world we live in, everybody has a voice. and people have more of a voice now with the twitter and facebook. and -- you know, einstein once said things that you can't control you should never worry about. i tried to go after everybody that said something, i would have to open up a -- an fbi building of workers. probably be 50 floors of, okay, a guy in oklahoma said that, go after him -- i can't control it.
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everyone has an opinion. i know what who i am and what i represent. >> can you ever see yourself going quietly into that good night and retiring? kind of going and chilling and not being in the spotlight? >> if i have to just sit back and relax and just say, i used to do that, i could do that. i'm an educated man. i own businesses. i have a lot to fall back on. you have to have other people, let them have their time. now i have my time, i remember -- i remember like michael jordan and his game, putting his hand on my shoulder and saying, you know, when i leave, it's going to be your league. and i was -- you know, like a great thing. i've said that to lebron, said it to d. wade, said it to carmelo and a lot of players. new i'm gone, it's your league, carry it. >> appreciate it, good to see you. want to remind you here, something we have coming up on cnn. a "cnn presents," a larry king special. "dinner with the kings." airs tonight, 8:00. right here on cnn.
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as we get to the bottom of the hour, some of the stories making headlines. mitt romney has a new endorsement. comes from the "sioux city journal" newspaper in iowa, the first major paper in iowa to pick a candidate. the paper says romney is the candidate best prepared to lead the country. also newt gingrich, he's got something to smile it, as well. new polls from "the des moines register," gingrich out front with 25%. ron paul in second, mitt romney in third. the poll comes with the iowa caucus just a month away. also, millionaire donald trump getting a thumps thumbs down from two president

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